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On the Determination of Elastic and Inelastic Nuclear Observables from Lattice QCD
One of the overarching goals of nuclear physics is to rigorously compute properties of hadronic systems directly from the fundamental theory of the strong interaction, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). In particular, the hope is to perform reliable calculations of nuclear processes which would impact our understanding of environments ...
Hidden Sector: Three Different Ways
This thesis is a compilation of three projects that explore the consequences of different Hidden Sector models in various experimental fields. The first project proposes the Hidden Sector is populated by just one U(1) vector particle. It couples to the Standard Model through kinetic mixing and is responsible for a fraction ...
A SQUID-Based RF Cavity Search for Dark Matter Axions
The axion is a hypothetical elementary particle resulting from a solution to the “Strong-CP” problem. This serious problem in the standard model of particle physics is manifested as a 10<super>10</super> discrepancy between the measured upper limit and the calculated value of the neutron's electric dipole moment. Furthermore, ...
Searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay of germanium-76 in the presence of backgrounds
The neutrino, an elementary particle, has been the subject of experimental investigation for over 50 years. Recent experiments have shown that neutrinos have mass and oscillate, but questions about fundamental properties of the neutrino remain. The observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay could determine whether lepton ...